June Portrait

This month’s image is a self-portrait. Late night, one soft box. Little to say about this one. Tripod mounted d7000, Tamron 17-55 2.8, softbox 10 degrees to the left of the camera and triggered by timer. Flash fired by rf-202 triggers. The background is my lounge wall.

April: Off Camera Flash out into the sunshine

The sun is finally here, and with the sun comes new challenges. This months project was understanding how to use fill flash in daylight. I wanted the sun to act as a hair light on Jo, bringing out the red hue of her hair. That meant the scene would be backlit so my single flash […]

March Portrait: Adventures in Softboxes

At the beginning of the year I set myself two goals, the first was “To be happier”, and that is going quite well; The trick is  caring less about irrelevant things. The second was to produce a portrait every month for a the whole year. The only rule is that they have to be real […]

Techniques: Drinking Straw Snoots

Sometimes a flash can be too splashy, for example I often find myself wanting to pick one person out of a crowd in a party environment. In the picture above I wanted to highlight the girl while keeping the father lit but on the periphery of the image. The rest of the photo I wanted […]

Feb Portrait: Dylan again

It’s only month two of my 12 portraits in 12 months project  and I have already come close to failure. People seem happy enough to let me snap away at social gatherings but finding a victim to sit in front of me for an hour is a touch more troublesome. This months model is a […]

Techniques : Strobist (on a budget)

I made my first stab at this fashionable strobist methodology. As ever I am on a budget.   Equipment used: D3100 camera Kit Lens (18-55 VR) Yongnuo YN-467 II flash Yongnuo RF-602 triggers Rusks – to placate Dylan Dylan Hunter Weetman, (ie the Son) Everything apart from the triggers was already part of my kit […]